About the Program
At the new Center for Information Technology Excellence (CITE) lab, you will participating in hands-on lab activities designed to simulate the real-world, IT work environments of large data centers such as Microsoft and Hewlett Packard.
You will have opportunities to gain several in-demand skills including: Hardware Repair, Security, Virtualization, Installing and Configuring Operating Systems, Managing Storage, and Cable Termination and Testing.
In this program, you’ll be able to train as an IT technician while earning college credit. Plus, you can earn a CompTIA certifications to further strengthen your skills and resume.
This program is designed to meet the needs of every student. Whether you’re a working adult or a busy high-school student, CITE has a program just for you. The lab offers an evening program to accommodate the busy schedules of working students and a dual-enrollment program that is perfect for high-school students who want to explore a career in IT while earning college credit.
- Consider a Career in IT!
Reasons to Consider a Career in IT:
↠ IT jobs will increase 17% by 2026 (greater than the national average of 13%) Virginia Department of Education, 2017
↠ Computer Support Specialists earn an average of $55,510/yr or $26.69/hr (U.S. Census Bureau)
↠ Durham,Raleigh, Chapel Hill, NC has the nations 7th highest concentration of Computer User Support Specialist jobs
(US Bureau of Labor Statics, May 2020) (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151232.htm#st)
“What courses are included in the Cybersecurity and Networking Foundations Career Studies Certificate (CITE)?”
ITN 107 – Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting
Includes specially designed instruction to give a student a basic knowledge of hardware and software configurations. Includes the installation of various peripheral devices as well as basic system hardware components. This is a dual enrollment course. (Includes CompTIA, Hardware A+)
ITN 106 – Microcomputer Operating Systems
Provides instruction in networking media, physical and logical topologies, common networking standards and popular networking protocols. Emphasizes the TCP/IP protocol suite and related IP addressing schemes, including CIDR. Includes selected topics in network implementation, support and LAN/WAN connectivity. (Includes CompTIA, Software A+)
ITN 111 – Server Administration
Covers installation, configuration, administration, management, maintenance, and troubleshooting of a server in a networked environment. This is a dual enrollment course. (Includes CompTIA, Server+)
ITN 101 – Introduction to Network Concepts
Provides instruction in networking media, physical and logical topologies, common networking standards and popular networking protocols. Emphasizes the TCP/IP protocol suite and related IP addressing schemes, including CIDR. Includes selected topics in network implementation, support and LAN/WAN connectivity. (Includes CompTIA, Network+)
ITN 260 – Network Security Basics
Provides instruction in the basics of network security in depth. Includes security objectives, security architecture, security models and security layers; risk management, network security policy, and security training. Includes the give security keys, confidentiality integrity, availability, accountability and auditability. (Includes CompTIA, Security+)
ITE 100 – Introduction to Information Systems
ITP 120 – Java Programming
ITP 132 – C++ Programming
ITP 150 – Python
SDV 106 – Preparation for Employment
Provides experience in resume writing, preparation of applications, letters of application, and successfully preparing for and completing the job interview. Assists students in identifying their marketable skills and aptitudes. Develops strategies for successful employment search. Assists students in understanding effective human relations techniques and communication skills in job search
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"This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. (FAIN)- 2055631."
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